Master of Arts in Political Science

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Master of Arts in Political Science

The Master of Arts in Political Science is designed for both recent college graduates and individuals seeking to advance their professional or academic careers. The program serves students preparing for doctoral studies or law school, high school teachers seeking to improve their professional credentials, individuals wanting to teach in the community colleges, and individuals preparing for careers or advancement in nonprofit organizations (international and domestic) and the public sector.

The program offers two degree plans: a thesis option (30 hours of coursework and a written thesis) and a non-thesis option (36 hours of coursework and written comprehensive exams).

Students with a master’s degree in any field, may also enroll to earn credit for graduate-level Political Science courses necessary to meet professional credentialing requirements.

Program Breakdown
Degree Type Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A.)
Length 30-36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

For application deadlines, contact the MA Program Director at 936-294-1457 or

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